The San Jose Earthquakes announced yesterday that former MLS All-Star Goalkeeper and MVLA's own, Joe Cannon will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the half time of the Earthquakes vs Seattle Sanders game on April 8th.
Joe, who is a two-time MLS Goalie of the Year recipient, played for the Earthquakes from 1999 - 2002 and then again from 2008 - 2010. Joe helped the team win their first MLS Cup in 2001. While at the Quakes, Joe was twice selected to the MLS All Star team (2001, 2002) and was also named Defensive Player of the Year (2000) and Humanitarian of the Year (2000 and 2008). Read more about this exciting announcement here and on CSN.
Joe Cannon played 10 years here at MVLA Soccer Club from U9-U18. He was a teammate of current Technical Director Albertin Montoya, and coached by MVLA Hall of Fame member, Alberto Montoya. Cannon states " my time at MVLA prepared me for this incredible journey and the memories I've made as an MVLA player are some of the best I still have. It is truly an honor to give back to this next generation of players here at MVLA and I'm looking to inspire the kids to create goals and go after them ruthlessly."
The entire MVLA community is proud of your accomplishments Joe. Congratulations!